Program Roles

State MEL Associate (MH & MP), ENABLE Program

About Pratham:
Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 27 years, Pratham has grown to be one of the largest non-profit organizations working to provide quality education to children and youth in over 20 states and union territories across the country, through a range of interventions.

Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the Yidan Prize, Lui Che Woo Prize, WISE Prize for Innovation, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership, and the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Public Service. For more details, refer to

About the ENABLE Program
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes the fundamental importance of universal foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN). The policy asserts that all other aspects are relevant only if children acquire these essential skills during primary school. Children, especially those with special needs and disabilities, face significant barriers hindering their acquisition of foundational skills. In India, an estimated 7.8 million children and young individuals had disabilities in 2019. Alarmingly, a large proportion of them do not attend educational institutions, and 45% struggle to attain foundational literacy. Urgent, concerted efforts and inclusive education initiatives are vital to help these children overcome obstacles, fostering their full potential. Fortunately, existing policy frameworks, technological advancements, and governmental commitment offer a unique opportunity to address this pressing need.

ENABLE' or 'Equity in Accessing Numeracy And Basic Literacy Education', is a multi-pronged intervention to strengthen the quality of education for 3-9 year olds with disabilities.

Position Summary:

In the last couple of years, Pratham has reached more than 20 million children across 22 states and UTs through wide ranging education-focused programs. The Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation Team (MME), established in 2013, has played an integral role in ensuring that Pratham, its partners in the community and government have analytically and effectively acted upon using data generated from these programs. During unprecedented school closures in the past year, the team swiftly innovated its approach to collect data remotely, thereby continuing to inform program strategy, content, and implementation decisions.
The MME team has built and sustained a culture of data-backed decision making within Pratham and its partners. The central team works closely with ~60 state MME associates to ensure rigorous and timely implementation of data systems and processes in the field. While constantly strengthening, streamlining measurement at Pratham, the next major goal for the team is to extend its know-how to other non-

profits, social enterprises, government data teams, and CSR functions to bring out maximum value from the data they generate.
We are a young, competitive team from diverse professional organizations ranging from a top Market Research Company, a Software Giant, Analytics at a Global Fast-Food giant to a leading EdTech Company and Business Consulting firm.

Key responsibilities:

We are looking for self-driven professionals who can work in a fast-changing environment and can create lasting impact using data and insights. We want individuals who want to: get their hands dirty, break down dynamic real-world problems, ask tough questions and build practical solutions to drive the team and organization forward. At Pratham, we believe in giving end-to-end ownership of one or more programs, where we expect you to-

  • Assisting with creation of Right Data Collection, Data Management, Dissemination, Monitoring and feedback systems for the program.
  • Planning and training of Implementation team on formats and other data collection tools like Android apps and online & offline data entry systems.
  • Field visits to monitor the program implementation process and to support the field team in implementation.
  • Giving pro-active real time feedback to the implementation team on various program and data collection issues based on regular monitoring of processes of the program.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data collection.
    Ensure accurate and timely data entry and verification.
  • Assisting with the analysis and reporting of the data collected.
  • Understand data and disseminate the same to the state and central teams.
  • Capability Building of State team members to make data-driven decisions
  • Support on various internal pilots/ survey and evaluations across geographies

Required Skills and Knowledge:

While a State MEL Associate will undergo multiple rounds of capacity-building exercises at Pratham, it is important for the candidates to have the skills mentioned below:

  • Proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint (minimum)
  • Good Communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to share qualitative feedback
  • Planning and time management
  • Willingness to travel to different locations
  • Willingness to interact with different stakeholders in a program and give feedback to them accordingly
  • Fluency in written and spoken language either English or Hindi/region (Command over the regional language will be beneficial)
  • Should be interested in social sector, willing to take initiative and drive a program forward with data based evidence

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in any relevant discipline (but any outstanding candidate who does not have adequate qualifications can also be considered)
At least 2 years of field experience in Pratham or ASER but fresher having adequate knowledge and skill will be considered

Working Location: Maharashtra (MH) and Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Number of positions available: Two positions (one per location) 

Deadline: 31st January, 2024

Application Process
Email your cover letter, resume, and a short note on “In your experience, please share an example of how data has driven decision making." (300 words) to with the subject ‘State MEL Associate (MH), ENABLE_Full Name’. The team head will revert to individuals with the next steps.
Additionally, submit the Google form to complete the application process.

Note: Pratham is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce and consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups, especially persons with disabilities to apply.